Archive for March, 2016

MIPIM 2016: That’s a Wrap!

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

So that’s a wrap. Another March and another MIPIM in the Cannes (pun intended). By all accounts it was one of the best in recent years. (more…)

MIPIM 2016: Spotlight on Cannes

Saturday, March 12th, 2016

Ah, MIPIM. The South of France. Cannes, to be precise. Just, Ah.

When the annual installment of the world’s largest property conference convenes this week (March 15-18) at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, it will mark the 27th consecutive year of leadership on the global property stage.

I remember attending five MIPIMs in a row in the late-1990s, and it was becoming a huge event even back then. Far from being a perceived “boondoggle,” MIPIM is quite literally the most important conference to attend if you want to truly grasp the globalization of the commercial real estate industry. Today the event has grown to absolutely gi-normous proportions, and requires even more advance prep work to yield the maximum results from attending. Check out the stats for 2016:

21,400 Participants

4,800 Investors

89 Countries

351 Exhibitors

2,445 Exhibiting Companies


Whether you are a MIPIM veteran or know very little about this event, thankfully organizers Reed Midem have made it easier than ever to get up to speed on this year’s mega-event.  Here are a few handy links to the most relevant MIPIM resources:

MIPIM Website

History of MIPIM

List of Participants

MIPIM Conference Overview

MIPIM Preview Magazine


For UK-focused folks, there is this handy guide from the venerable Estates Gazette.


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CRE News Roundup (March 7-11)

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Check out these links to some of the new and noteworthy headline stories that are trending in the world of commercial real estate. (more…)

Latest Luxury Amenity: Your Own Subway Entrance

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Luxury living has reached a whole new level — residents at AvalonBay’s Ava DoBro tower in Brooklyn will have their very own subway entrance. (more…)

Qataris Pay $1.3B for LA Portfolio

Friday, March 4th, 2016

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has purchased a Los Angeles office portfolio through a joint venture with a  local firm for more than $1.3 billion. (more…)

TIAA Forms Real Assets Division

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Major financial services firm TIAA has formed a new business unit focused exclusively on expanding its capabilities in real assets, including global real estate.  (more…)